Family Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae)

Least Concern

Simple Greenbul (Chlorocichla simplex)


Taxonomy

French: Bulbul modeste German: Hartlaubbülbül Spanish: Bulbul sencillo
Taxonomy:

Trichophorus simplex

Hartlaub

, 1855,

River Boütry, Ghana

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

SE Guinea-Bissau E to extreme SE South Sudan and W Uganda, S to N Angola and C & CE DRCongo.

Descriptive notes

c. 21 cm; male 41–54·5 g, female 40–49 g. A large greenbul with conspicuous white throat and white eyering. Has blackish lores, some indistinct paler streaking on... read more

Voice

Song a subdued nasal chattering of 8–12 notes, starting quietly and increasing in volume,... read more

Habitat

Thick bush of various sorts, including orchard-bush, dense shrubs in savanna, thickets, gallery... read more

Food and feeding

Fruit, including particularly Solanum, also Rauwolfia, Trema, palms and red peppers; also seeds; also arthropods... read more

Breeding

Nesting recorded in Mar in Sierra Leone, Feb and Apr (also nest-building Jul, Dec) in Ghana, Jan and Jun–Sept in Nigeria, Jan, Mar,... read more

Movements

Sedentary, at least in Gabon.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Widespread, and locally common to abundant. This species’ propensity for occupying anthropogenic habitats means that it is unlikely to become of... read more

Recommended citation

Fishpool, L. & Tobias, J. (2017). Simple Greenbul (Chlorocichla simplex). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/57982 on 20 November 2017).